Last year I put a bright red hummingbird feeder outside my screened-in front porch. "How will the hummingbirds know how to find it?" my husband asked. I shrugged my shoulders. I was neither a gardener nor a birder yet, but I had my hopes. Not ten minutes after, I heard a rustle and looked up from my journal to find a miracle. A tiny green bird was drinking from my new feeder. I felt like I was watching a fairy slip through a secret door on the side of my house.
A few weeks later, a teacher friend came to observe my classroom. As a gift, she brought me a book of poetry by Kristine O'Connell George. In 26 poems, Hummingbird Nest chronicles a two month period about a hummingbird nest found in a backyard patio. It is like a sneak peek inside someone's journal. I learned about nature, hummingbirds, nesting, and documenting observations.